Keith Allred top Idaho fundraiser
BOISE – Democratic candidate Keith Allred out-raised incumbent GOP Gov. Butch Otter in the latest fundraising period, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday.
Otter raised $193,339 in contributions from Jan. 1 to May 9, while Allred raised $241,278 in the same time period. Allred said 90 percent of his contributions came from Idahoans, and he set a fundraising record for Democratic candidates for governor.
Among other candidates, Republican Rex Rammell reported raising $55,981; Republican Sharon Ullman reported raising just $2,333, including $1,878 that she donated to her own campaign.
Democrat Lee Chaney reported raising $2,100, more than half of it his own money; anti-abortion activist Walter Bayes reported no contributions beyond putting $22,000 of his own money into his campaign; and wig shop owner Tamara Wells, of Post Falls, reported no contributions, but spending $2,044 of her own money.